The editorial team at BeInCrypto is comprised of some of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry’s best and brightest. Each team member adheres to a strict set of journalistic principles and ethics in order to provide readers with only the highest-quality content.

We also all have a passion for injecting transparency and honesty into the cryptocurrency space. As such, we actively seek to identify disingenuous reporting, fishy ICOs, exit scams, and other non-transparent actions in a space meant to provide transparency.

48 Employees From All Over The World

Alena Afanaseva CEO
Dani Polo Chief Digital Officer
Joep Maenen Social Media Executive
Jessica Lloyd Business Development Manager
Dani Polo Chief Digital Officer
Volodymyr Denysiuk Team Lead & Developer
Aleksandr Sukhachev Developer
Joep Maenen Social Media Executive
Scott Cunningham Interviewer
Vi Vi Editor & Social Media Manager
Fernando Fierro Social Media Manager
Heslei Oliveira Social Media Manager
Sergi Social Media Manager
Harrison Seletsky Social Media Manager
Anastasia Gnetova Designer
Gwen Phan Designer
Nicolas Nogueira SEO Editor and Content Writer
Dawid Paluch SEO Editor and writer
Célia Hélène Astrid Simon Translator
Luis Blanco Translator & Editor Learn Project
Vi Thao Writer
Tanya Chepkova Editor in Chief (RU)
Ali Raza Writer
Osato Avan-Nomayo Reporter
Rahul Nambiampurath Writer
Karina Krupenchenkova Writer
Jimmy Aki Writer
Daniel Ramirez-Escudero Editor in Chief (ES)
Stéphane Dupont Translator
Vivian Vy Writer
Kyle Baird News Editor
Manfred Weber Editor
Paulo Alves Writer
Ronaldo Lessa Júnior Copywriter
Alex Roos German Team Lead & Editor
Airí Chaves Writer
Shilpa Lama Writer
Natalia Soboleva Translator
Caio Nascimento Editor & Translator
Francis Dufour Editor in chief (FR)
Michał Adamski Writer
Jenya Likhodey Writer
Anton Lucian Senior Reporter
Isabel Pérez Writer
Jose Lanz Writer
Ayberk Topbaş Writer
Valdrin Tahiri Technical Analyst/Writer
Kornel Gajewski Translator
Yulia Yudina Translator

Our Employees




Alena Afanaseva

Alena has been in finance for more than 15 years, working as an editor, financial analyst and analytical department head at different stages of her professional life. It was 2016, when she wrote her first Bitcoin analysis, that she became impressed by the simplicity and the beauty of the blockchain concept.
Chief Digital Officer

Dani Polo

Dani Polo is the Head of SEO at For over seven years, Daniel provided SEO for companies ranging from small businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 corporations. He is heavily focused on Fintech and Finance sector. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He also has certifications from YCombinator Startup School, SEMRush and Hubspot. He’s currently focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Social Media Executive

Joep Maenen

Joep is a Bitcoin investor and trader since 2013. He was the co-founder of, formerly the largest cryptocurrency news website of the Netherlands and Belgium. He graduated in Political Science and specialized in political economy, digital counter-culture and digital activism. He is the chief of all BeInCrypto's social media teams.
Business Development Manager

Jessica Lloyd

Jess graduated in the United Kingdom with a Biology degree and then spent several years managing communications for companies in the United Arab Emirates, Africa and South East Asia. She believes that bridging the education gap is a vital step in mainstream understanding of what emerging technologies can offer societies worldwide.


SEO Editor and Content Writer

Nicolas Nogueira

Nicolas is an Attorney at Law with an MBA in InternationalTrade. He is currently studying journalism and has been following blockchain technology and Bitcoin since the 2017 rally. His goal is to help apply this technology in order to help Brazil become more advanced in terms of its economy and social development.
SEO Editor and writer

Dawid Paluch

Dawid started working as a sports journalist for local newspapers but then found out about cryptocurrencies. He's been in the crypto space for a few years now.

Célia Hélène Astrid Simon

Born and raised in France and now based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Célia is a qualified, sworn and general translator from English to French and from Spanish to French.
Translator & Editor Learn Project

Luis Blanco

Luis has a Bachelor of Education from Cuba and is a Magister in Environmental Education. He is passionate about reading and continuous learning. He like languages and speaks Italian at an advanced level.

Vi Thao

Vi has been writing for more than eight years and graduated from the Academy of Journalism and Communication where he spent four years studying the Sociology subject. Since then I have worked as a writer in many fields. As a writer, he want to inform the audience with useful, timely news.

Editor in Chief (RU)

Tanya Chepkova

Tanya started as a financial news feed translator and worked as a financial analyst, news editor and content creator in various Russian and Foreign media outlets. She came to the cryptocurrency industry in 2016.

Ali Raza

Ali is a journalist with experience in web journalism and marketing. Ali holds a master's degree in finance and enjoys writing about cryptocurrencies and fintech. His work has been published on a number of cryptocurrency publications.

Osato Avan-Nomayo

Osato first encountered Bitcoin in 2010 while still studying for his first degree in Chemical Engineering. From reading the white paper and getting involved in the community, he has continued to contribute towards providing accurate reporting on the happenings in the crypto space. He has written scores of in-depth analytical articles and thousands of news reports covering several aspects of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. When not immersed in the crypto news cycle, he can usually be found reading history books or trying to beat his Scrabble high score.

Rahul Nambiampurath

Rahul is an India-based Digital Marketer who became attracted to Bitcoin and blockchain technology in 2014. Ever since, he's been an active member of the community. Other than that, he is a die-hard gamer. This gadget freak is well renowned in his circle for binge-watching Game of Thrones.

Karina Krupenchenkova

Karina has degrees in journalism, PR and international economics. She is a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, the International Association of Journalists, and is the author of books on communications. She has government awards for the development of journalism in Ukraine. She has been writing about cryptocurrencies for more than five years and is also the organizer of events dedicated to blockchain issues and cryptocurrencies.

Jimmy Aki

Based in the United Kingdom, Jimmy is an economic researcher with outstanding hands-on and heads-on experience in Macroeconomic finance analysis, forecasting and planning. He has honed his skills, having worked cross-continental as a finance analyst, which gives him inter-cultural experience. He currently has a strong passion for blockchain regulation and macroeconomic trends — as it allows him peek under the global bonnet to see how the world works.
Editor in Chief (ES)

Daniel Ramirez-Escudero

Editor-in-Chief of in Spanish. He has experience operating as a scalp trader in the futures on the DAX market. Enthusiast of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies for their significance, fond of geopolitics and follower of the new financial revolution since the beginning of 2017, day by day he absorbs more information. Daniel is Spanish although with an international focus having lived since childhood in London, Brussels, Santiago de Chile, Amsterdam, currently alternating between Madrid and Palma de Mallorca. He has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a Master in Web Design and Development. Daniel has several years of experience in technology media, particularly as a front-end developer and Interaction Designer on the Internet as well as in other media such as television. Currently he has thrown himself into the world of cryptocurrencies and loves writing, analyzing and debating about them.

Stéphane Dupont

Stéphane grew up in the United Kingdom and France — and lived in a number of European countries — and has been a freelance translator and interpreter of twenty years.


Vivian Vy

Vivian has three years of experience in content marketing for technology companies, and has spent nearly one year working in blockchain and cryptocurrency. As a professional content creator, she always wants to bring the most unbiased news to the readers.
News Editor

Kyle Baird

Kyle migrated from the east coast of the United States to Southeast Asia after graduating from East Stroudsburg University. He began trading and writing about cryptocurrencies in 2016 — and has been an avid investor in stocks and precious metals since his teens.

Manfred Weber

Manfred has been a foreign correspondent in Paris for leading German news magazine Focus. In 2014, he changed into internet-based copywriting and writing. He has been at BeInCrypto since May 2020.

Paulo Alves

An Amazon-born journalist temporarily living in Spain, Paulo is passionate about techonology, science and everything crypto. Having worked as a reporter for many years in a major Brazilian media company and having covered many cyberattacks, he has this intense feeling that people should not panic about security — as long as they reset their passwords every thirty seconds.

Ronaldo Lessa Júnior

Ronaldo has been working in Content Marketing for over four years and is an enthusiast in the cryptocurrency sector. He is passionate about reading and technological development. He speaks Portuguese, English and a little Spanish — and is currently studying SEO and Viral Marketing.
German Team Lead & Editor

Alex Roos

Alex is a crypto and privacy nut. He's a big fan of open-source projects like Bitcoin, Monero, and Linux. He is currently learning to code, and has a Bachelor Degree in Management, Philosophy and Economics. He has been educating the German public about crypto since 2018.

Airí Chaves

A fan of words, Airí discovered in content marketing the opportunity to combine her academic education with her passion for writing. Digital nomad for more than three years, she travels the world spreading the word about cryptocurrencies.

Shilpa Lama

Shilpa is a freelance tech writer and journalist who is deeply passionate about artificial intelligence and pro-freedom technologies such as distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies. Her expertise lies in turning complicated technical concepts into easy-to-read, informative articles — without distorting or diluting facts. She is a jack-of-many-trades with hands-on experience in network engineering, front-end web development, copywriting, and digital marketing. She is also a full-time foodie, semi-skilled musician, and wannabe horror writer.

Natalia Soboleva

Natalia is a translator and financial analyst covering developments on the global financial markets for more than 15 years. After working for a number of Russian and overseas news portals, she joined the BeInCrypto team to delve into the brave new world of digital assets.
Editor & Translator

Caio Nascimento

Caio is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and full-time day trader. His passion for the financial market and writing about it allowed him to start being part of the BeInCrypto project.
Editor in chief (FR)

Francis Dufour

Francis is highly-knowledgeable, versatile and tech-savvy — being into crypto-economics and blockchain technology since 2012. He has previously worked for a cryptocurrency-based project as their community manager, as well as a financial advisor for the leading financial cooperative in Canada. Francis also has experience as a trader, investor and cryptocurrency miner.

Michał Adamski

Michal, from the very beginning of his career, was involved in the crypto space. He worked in numerous crypto startups in the European Union and loves to stay up-to-date with the latest crypto news.

Jenya Likhodey

Jenya is a crypto enthusiast with more than five years of experience. She started as a writer in a Russian fintech-journal and then decided to concentrate on crypto and blockchain technology.
Senior Reporter

Anton Lucian

Anton has been a writer in the blockchain industry since 2018 and a reporter for BeInCrypto since 2019. Every since first encountering cryptocurrencies in the summer of 2017, Anton has believed in the industry's promise. With a background in economics and history, he writes with the conviction that we are amid the '4th industrial revolution.'

Isabel Pérez

Literature and Linguistics professional in the crypto world since 2016. Writer, researcher and bitcoiner. Working for a better world, with more decentralization and coffee.

Jose Lanz

José Lanz is a Venezuelan lawyer, professor and writer with a background in economics, specializing in strategic planning. Lanz currently focuses on covering the world of cryptocurrencies, fintech and blockchain technologies. His work has appeared in several English-language publications. Before getting fully involved in this world, he used to write for several local Spanish-language publications on a variety of topics. Also, Lanz is a strong believer that chocolate is better than coffee.

Ayberk Topbaş

Ayberk is deeply interested in technical price analysis patterns, the political economy of cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. He graduated in International Relations and following the crypto-world closely since 2017.
Technical Analyst/Writer

Valdrin Tahiri

Valdrin discovered cryptocurrencies while he was getting his MSc in Financial markets from the Barcelona graduate school of Economics. Shortly after graduating, he began writing for several different cryptocurrency related websites as a freelancer before eventually taking on the role of BeInCrypto's Senior Analyst.

Kornel Gajewski

Having tried his luck in internet sales, Kornel moved on to other things. He is flient in English and provides translation services as a hobby. Professionally emerging fromthe health care business, he has a lot of experience in direct contact with people and their problems. He has been involved in cryptocurrencies since 2017.

Yulia Yudina

Yulia is a translator and financial market analyst with more than 10-years of experience in financial and cryptocurrency outlets. She has worked as a translator, analyst and content creator in a number of Russian and foreign financial companies. She has been involved in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry since 2015.



Anastasia Gnetova

Anastasia has a Masters in Journalism and has been involved in the design process of fintech products for more than five years. She always had a passion for a good content, both visual and text-based. BeInCrypto allows her to express her emotions in the creative space and stay up-to-date on topics like crypto and blockchain.

Gwen Phan

Gwen is an experienced Creative Professional with demonstrated experience in Branding and Visual Communication. She has worked in Singapore, Italy and now resides in Vietnam. Gwen and her teamates are the ones behind all the cover arts that mark the unique style of BeInCrypto.


Chief Digital Officer

Dani Polo

Dani Polo is the Head of SEO at For over seven years, Daniel provided SEO for companies ranging from small businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 corporations. He is heavily focused on Fintech and Finance sector. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He also has certifications from YCombinator Startup School, SEMRush and Hubspot. He’s currently focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Team Lead & Developer

Volodymyr Denysiuk

Volodymyr has 20+ years of hands-on software development with deep knowledge in architecture design, database modelling/administration, business processes analysis/implementation and team leading.

Aleksandr Sukhachev

Aleksandr has 10+ years experience in the development and support of web applications. He took part in the development and design of many different projects — from simple pages to complex, heavily-loaded applications


Social Media Executive

Joep Maenen

Joep is a Bitcoin investor and trader since 2013. He was the co-founder of, formerly the largest cryptocurrency news website of the Netherlands and Belgium. He graduated in Political Science and specialized in political economy, digital counter-culture and digital activism. He is the chief of all BeInCrypto's social media teams.

Scott Cunningham

Scott has been doing interviews, reviews, and educating people on blockchain technology for the past three years — while also doing freelance social media marketing
Editor & Social Media Manager

Vi Vi

Vi Vi has been in finance and e-commerce for more than six years as a personal investor and team leader. She has a passion for finance and technology — and has been involved with blockchains and cryptocurrencies as a community builder, editor, writer, and fund trader since 2017. With her contagious enthusiasm, she has shared a lot of knowledge about blockchain and trading with communities.
Social Media Manager

Fernando Fierro

Fernando is a highly curious and resourceful person with a conviction to serve and put earned knowledge to good use. He's also passionate about cryptocurrency use cases and adoption — and curious about fintech, e-commerce, and all-things China. He enjoys good company and always craves outdoor activities. With a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering, he is also experienced in social media marketing, mass event management, web/graphic design, and data analysis.
Social Media Manager

Heslei Oliveira

Heslei is a Brazilian crypto enthusiast who has been in this market for more than three years. He has been helping to spread the word about blockchain technology by managing social media groups, sharing articles, talking to influencers and doing as many crypto-related activities as possible.
Social Media Manager


Sergi manages the social media accounts for the Spanish edition of BeInCrypto. Before being involved in blockchain projects, he participated in digital advertising and marketing campaigns for renowned consumer brands in Spain and Latin America. He has also worked as a digital transformation and partnerships consultant for several companies. He is passionate about decentralized finance and startup culture with geographically-distributed teams.
Social Media Manager

Harrison Seletsky

Harrison is originally from has been involved in the blockchain space since 2016 and is obsessed with everything related to distributed ledger technology. With a background in research, analytics, and marketing, Harrison wants to continue to spread the benefits and usability of blockchain to all relevant people, fields, and industries that it has the potential to impact across the globe.

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